With the hot summer months upon us, it is important that we all do our part to conserve our precious water supply. Please consider the following water saving tips to help ensure there is adequate water for everyone in our community.
Outdoor watering uses significant quantities of water during the summer months. Lawns only require 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week (even during the hottest summer months). Whether you water with a hose or an irrigation system, a deep watering, less frequently is ideal. It is recommended that you water the lawn no more than 2 to 3 times per week. Of course, if it rains, you can skip a watering. Very early morning watering is ideal (between 4:00 – 9:00 a.m.).
Some other reminders to save water inside your home:
1. Wash only full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher; when you replace your appliances, choose more water-efficient models.
2. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave.
3. Be sure faucets are completely turned off when not in use; repair leaks in faucets and toilets.
Thank you for your support
Forest Lakes Water Company Board of Trustees